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Americans and the Holocaust Exhibition Event Series: Seeking Asylum: Then and Now with Rory Kennedy and Scott Miller ♥

March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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UCI Libraries presents Americans and the Holocaust Exhibition Event Series 

In conjunction with the American Library Association and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition Americans and the Holocaust, the UCI Libraries’ Americans and the Holocaust Exhibition Event Series explores antisemitism, extremism, and the power of human connection. Guests are encouraged to visit the traveling exhibition located in the lobby of the Jack Langson Library (LL Building) during regular library hours. For more information, please click here.


Seeking Asylum: Then and Now with Rory Kennedy and Scott Miller

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
This event will be held on Zoom.

The UCI Libraries invite you to spend the evening with documentary filmmaker, Rory Kennedy, and former Director of Curatorial Affairs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Scott Miller. Drawing parallels between the historic impact of the asylum-seeking voyage of the MS St. Louis in 1939, and the modern-day refugee crisis around the globe, this discussion will be moderated by Tatiana Bryant, UCI Libraries Research Librarian for Digital Humanities, History, and African American Studies. The MS St. Louis, carrying Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, was turned away by Cuba and the United States, forcing its passengers to return to Europe. 254 of those passengers would later die in the Holocaust.

Rory Kennedy is one of America’s most prolific documentary filmmakers, and an Academy Award-nominated, Primetime Emmy Award-winning director/producer of more than 40 highly acclaimed documentaries. Her latest project will tell the story of the MS St. Louis.

Distinguished speaker, Scott Miller, is the former Director of Curatorial Affairs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), Washington DC, and coauthor of the book Refuge Denied: The St. Louis Passengers and the Holocaust.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.

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